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EQT VIII, with PSP Investments as co-investor, is to acquire Azelis, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients with a global presence in more than 40 countries. more

Tata Steel Europe and South Korean steelmaker POSCO, have signed an agreement to develop a new generation of steel products for automakers and other manufacturers to access. more

At ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main, from 11–15 June 2018, Eisele will be presenting its INOXLINE push-in fittings for optimum system safety in process technology and the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries. more

ACHEMA 2018 starts today, and among the wide range of exhibitors from across the global process industry will be a strong French contingent. A total of 31 French companies and organisation will present their expertise and innovations. more

The UK government should focus on 10 specific bio-based chemicals, in order to boost industrial growth, jobs, trade and investment in the UK, says a new report. Bio-based chemicals are produced from plants, rather than petroleum. They are set to di more

Hempel Group, the parent company of Crown Paints, has announced it will be acquiring a 65 per cent stake in leading German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf (JWO) as part of a strategic bid to boost its global decorative business. more

TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland and DOMO Chemicals have inaugurated their new benzene production and extraction joint project. more

A new joint venture between Perstorp AB and 3D4makers BV, ElogioAM, will develop new material solutions for additive manufacturing. more

German healthcare and agriculture giant Bayer is set to close its $62.5 billion takeover of US-based Monsanto on Thursday this week, thereby creating a world leader in agriculture. At this time, the Monsanto name will no longer be in use. more

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited (HURL) for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contracts for two state-of-the-art, natural gas based fertiliser complexes in India. more

The new build chemical tanker Fure Vinga has bunkered LNG for the first time in Europe. In total, the vessel received 120 tonnes of the environmentally-friendly fuel in a truck-to-ship operation in the port of Cartagena. more

Belgium-based chemicals specialist Azelis has increased its position in the Nordic market with the acquisition of Ingredi, a Sweden-based distributor of raw materials and ingredients for the food and health industries. more

Acron Group is boosting its position in Latin America with the establishment of a new Brazilian subsidiary. more

The European chemical industry has been growing at its fastest rate for years in the wake of a global economic recovery which has boosted demand for chemicals across the world. more

H.B. Fuller (NYSE: FUL) has announced it is helping packaging converters achieve zero-defects production with its expanded range of UV light fluorescing adhesives. more

Leading global chemicals companies BASF and Solenis are joining forces by combining BASF’s paper wet-end and water chemicals business with Solenis. more

China’s WuXi Biologics has announced plans to build the world’s largest biomanufacturing facility using single-use reactors in Dundalk, Ireland. more

The circular economy is extending to polystyrene manufacturing, as Agilyx Corporation and INEOS Styrolution announce their joint development of a process to convert post-consumer polystyrene waste into styrene monomer. more

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Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS), in collaboration with Suez, a global leader in the water and waste sectors, has developed a modular water treatment solution for fertiliser manufacturer Yara Italia. more

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